Food Security

One in three children do not get the nutrition they need

Ms. Kahanh (40) cooking nutritious food. Nutrition is a lifelong issue. The effects of poor nutrition begin in the womb, continue well into adulthood, and cycle across generations. While malnutrition can trap generations of children in a cycle of poverty, good nutrition, particularly in infancy, is the building block for future health and development. Health outreach session supported by Unicef, Phorsen village, Taoy district Saravan province, Lao PDR.

Undernutrition affects 200 million children under five Image: UNICEF/UN0311044/Verweij

Victor M Aguayo
Associate Director and Global Chief of Nutrition, Programme Division, UNICEF
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